Quality of Life

Experience an exceptional standard of living in the Greater Rochester, NY region.

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What it’s Like to Live in Rochester, NY

People in Rochester, NY experience the beauty of all four seasons without having to deal with the difficulties that the changing weather brings to other areas such as wildfires, hurricanes, and tornadoes. Additionally, Rochester’s favorable location keeps its residents out of the wake of destructive earthquakes.

Enjoy an exceptional quality of life measured by a variety of factors: easy access to cultural amenities and recreational activities, affordable health care and cost of living, excellent schools, and a welcoming environment in which to raise a healthy and educated family. Our community balances the arts, culture, sports, and nightlife of a big city with the ease, quiet, and comfort of a small town.

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Rochester is ranked the #1 Best Place in the Northeast and 7th Best Place in the US to Live after the Coronavirus pandemic.

(Source: Business Insider 2020)


17th Most Arts Vibrant Community in the US.

(Source: National Center for Arts Research, 2018)


Finger Lakes Named America’s Top Wine Region.

(Source: USA Today and 10Best.com, 2019)


Rochester Homes 49% More Affordable than the National Average.

(Source: NAHB Housing Opportunity Index, Q3 2021)


U.S. News & World Report ranked 10 local high schools among the best in the nation.

(Source: U.S. News & World Report, 2021)


For safety lovers, Popular Science indicates Rochester has a very low risk of natural disasters.


Enjoy a moderate climate: January’s daily average temperatures hover around 25 Fahrenheit, while July brings an average heat of 71 Fahrenheit.

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